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Push for President Obama’s jobs bill illustrates the art of beating a dead horse

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It might help to think of the American Jobs Act as Elvis. The King made $60 million last year even though he died in 1977. The lesson: Just ’cause something is dead doesn’t mean it can’t be effective.

Bernanke Urges Congress to Do More on Economy

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Ben Bernanke urged U.S. lawmakers to do more to help the economy; however, he was careful to not send any new signals about a possible QE program, WSJ economics editor David Wessel reports on Markets Hub. Photo: Reuters.

Bernanke tells Congress to cut out the brinkmanship over budget

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Ben S. Bernanke went to Congress on Tuesday with a message: Cut out the brinkmanship over tax and spending policy and slash budget deficits more than planned — but don’t do it so fast that it undermines economic growth.

Obama Pitches Jobs Bill and Appeals to Donors

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President Obama on Tuesday combined fund-raising and campaigning for his jobs bill in the home state of the Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry and the Congressional district of a House Republican leader, and he did not shy away from telling donors that they and Texas’ oil companies should pay more taxes for the nation’s good.

In Texas, Obama presses GOP for vote on jobs plan

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Appearing on stage with a laid-off social studies teacher here this afternoon, President Obama suggested that opposing his full jobs bill is tantamount to opposing her gainful employment. House Republicans should call a vote on his bill in its entirety, Obama said, so that Americans can see where every member of Congress stands on it.

White House Emails Show Deep Tension Over Solyndra

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Tensions over the now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra were deeper within the Obama Administration than had been previously revealed, according to newly disclosed White House emails. 

Obama focuses latest jobs pitch on hiring teachers

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Unwilling to concede that his jobs act has no chance of passage, President Obama on Tuesday breaks out a new weapon: a laid-off single mother who wants nothing more than to go back to teaching public schoolchildren. 

Market Wisdom 101

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Cult classics have a nice way of putting complex modern problems in perspective. You may not find a better key to understanding the wild ups and downs of the stock market over the past two months than Douglas Adams’s seminal 1979 science-fiction tome, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

The Perils of Ignoring History

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The happy and not-so-happy scenarios for US (and global) economy, and why the latter predominate. David Wessel has details on The News Hub.  Watch video

PBS NewsHour: Cities Hit Hard by Slump, Adding to Cloudy Economic Picture

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As the nation's economic woes mount, evidence of continuing trouble can be found in city revenues, the housing market and high unemployment rates. Gwen Ifill discusses the big picture with Patchwork Nation Director Dante Chinni, Howard Wial of the Brookings Institution and Christopher Hoene of the National League of Cities.